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Copa Libertadores final postponed until Sunday after Boca bus attack

An ambush set by waiting Millonarios fans and the firing of tear gas from police left several visiting players needing emergency treatment.

A view at one of the hallways inside Monumental Stadium prior the second leg.
A view at one of the hallways inside Monumental Stadium prior the second leg.
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Updated Nov 24th 2018, 10:04 PM

SATURDAY’S COPA LIBERTADORES final second leg between Argentine arch rivals River Plate and Boca Juniors was postponed until Sunday following an attack on the Boca team bus that left players affected by smoke inhalation and broken glass.

Alejandro Dominguez, the president of competition organisers Conmebol told FOX television that the two teams had agreed they couldn’t play under such conditions and the game will now take place at River’s Monumental stadium in Buenos Aires at 5pm (2000 GMT) on Sunday.

The two sides are locked at 2-2 from the first leg two weeks ago, which was also delayed 24 hours but due to the weather.

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